Earl M. Wilson Trust

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Mission

To promote the humane and charitable causes of caring for and preventing cruelty to animals in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

Application deadlines

June 15

Program areas

Environment, animals

Program limitations

Limited to programs dedicated to caring for and preventing cruelty to animals.

States served

North Carolina

Geographic limitations

Buncombe County, North Carolina

Population served

Animals

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Requirements

  • Organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Funds must be used for programs or services devoted to caring for and preventing cruelty to animals in Buncombe County, North Carolina.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000
Average number of grants per year: 8
Average total giving per year: $40,000

Application period deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round; however, applications must be submitted by June 15 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting in July.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by August for applications received by the deadline.

Required reports

Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required for funded projects. Site visits may be requested for funded projects.

About the Foundation

The Earl M. Wilson Trust was established in 1984 under the Last Will and Testament of Mr. Earl M. Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a resident of Buncombe County, North Carolina who loved animals. He desired to help alleviate their suffering and to protect their well-being. Through his charitable bequests, Mr. Wilson wished to promote the humane and charitable cause of caring for and preventing cruelty to animals in his county.